Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar

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Real SG tone and styling without breaking the bank!

The Epiphone SG Special is an incredible way to get real SG tone and styling without breaking the bank. In 1961, the original Les Paul shape was redesigned into a light, double-cutaway design. That new design soon became known as the "SG" which is now--along with the original--Les Paul, the iconic rock guitar. Epiphone's G-400 and G-310 SG models have been best sellers in the guitar market for over 15 years featuring the carved SG-body shape and SG sound at a "workingman's" price. Now comes the SG Special, the most affordable SG on the market today with all the features that you’ve come to expect from Epiphone!

The Epiphone SG Special, with its devilish double-cutaway design is the ultimate design for chording and solos giving players access to all 22 frets. A bolt-on Hard maple neck with a classic SlimTaper “D” profile provides rigidity and durability and the 24.75” scale rosewood fingerboard make it easy (and fast!) on your fingers.

In the early ‘60s, SG's switched from P-90s to humbuckers, a sound heard round the world in hits by AC/DC, The Beatles, The Jam, Frank Zappa, and The Who. The SG Special features a pair of hot, open-coil, noise-free humbucker pickups voiced specifically for the bridge position (700T) and neck position (650R) to give you authentic rock tone with just the right amount of grit and growl.

Even though the Epiphone SG-Special is the most affordable SG in the line-up, it still features Epiphone's patented LockTone Tune-o-Matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece for increased sustain and easy string changing. The master volume and master tone controls each feature full-size 500K potentiometers along with Epiphone's rugged all-metal 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting, dependable performance. The SG Special features solid nickel hardware. To top is all off, Epiphone has added our patented combination Tone/Killpot control. Turn it, and it works like a regular tone control. Push it in, and you have a momentary "Kill" switch which mutes all output for crazy Buckethead-like effects. Case not included.

Features:
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Hard maple
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper “D”
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with “dot” inlays
  • Nut width: 1.68"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Neck Pickup: 650R humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 700T humbucker
  • Pickguard: 2-layer, black/white
  • Controls: 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: StopBar
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Premium 14:1
  • Case: Not included

Get your Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series SG
Other Features Kill switch in tone pot
Model SG Special

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EpiphoneSG Special Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (9)
  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Guitar for the Money!

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from Atlanta, GA

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

    I love my Epiphone SG Special, and I've been playing since '68. And I own a Fender Strat and Rickebacker 360, and I'm still very partial to this guitar. I love the way it feels in my hand and the warm full range of tones it delivers; not as bright as a Telecaster or Strat, but with much better midrange than either. It's 85% the player anyway, and I'd put this SG up against pretty much anything on stage. I think you get a lot more for your money than with Squier.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sg special rocks

    By 

    from Evansville,IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

      I used to think SGs were not cool. I always thought Les Pauls were the bomb. Then I tried it out and thought it was cool. I got it for my birthday then. I like Les Pauls and SGs equally.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice guitar

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

        I've never been a fan of the SG, but my son has wanted one for a couple of years. I bought him the red Epiphone SG Special for his birthday this weekend. We may be fighting over this guitar because it is a blast to play! I was pleasantly surprised by the tone on this guitar. The neck is thin and very fast and smooth. The finish is beautiful and I haven't found a blemish on it. "Cheap" guitars just keep getting better and better.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The 60's songs sing again with this axe!

        By 

        from Westbrook, Connecticut.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is the best instrument I've ever owned in the last 30 years! I play mostly late 60's rock and pop through a Line 6 amp and the action, tones and stamina make the Buffalo Springfield, Cream, Stones and Beatles come alive again! I would highly recommend this guitar to all my fellow players!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great guitar

          By 

          from new york city

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

          i just got on Friday and I love it.Has a great feel if you want a SG but dont have [$] to send than this is your guitar.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great guitar

          By 

          from Tampa, Fl

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands

          Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

          It gets the job done. Sure there is a fret buzz, but if you plug it into a solid amp it works great.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth it!

          By 

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands

            Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is really worth buying and it really sounds good. One day i was tuning mine and played Iron Man on it and it sounded like the actual tone Iommi used for the song! I use Ernie Ball Power Slinky Strings on mine and it sounds awsome it really gives me the heavy metal sound. I seriously recommend this guitar for anybody.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            nice feel

            By 

            from san antonio,tx

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

            i tried it out and it had a awsome feel and could be aweasomely used in bands

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            #4 out of 10

            By 

            from LA California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

              This is a good guitar with many cool features, but if you want the best SGs, buy them from Gibson!

              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              you get what you pay for...

              By 

              from Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good starter guitar

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Collecting dust
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar:

              you get what you pay for...

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              SG Special Electric Guitar

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